Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia

Turning Problem Pooches Into Pristine Pets.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly With The Dogfather Graeme Hall.

If it’s one thing working from home has taught us is how much we love our doggos.

Stars of many a Zoom call, copious givers of kisses and cuddles and four legged furballs that simply won’t let that squeaky toy die, dogs truly are our best friends.

But what happens when our cuties turn into chaos agents? It’s Master Trainer aka ‘The Dogfather’ Graeme Hall to the rescue!

With a proven track record of reforming over 5,000 fur babies in the past decade, Dog****s Behaving (Very) Badly will follow Graeme Hall as we observe the methods behind his mantra of “any dog, any age, any problem.”

Peeing in places they shouldn’t? Graeme’s got you. Separation anxiety? Graeme to the rescue. Literally tearing the place apart? It’s time to call The Dogfather.

Graeme Hall said: "I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to bring my canine expertise Down Under. I can’t wait to get cracking on a great new series for 10, helping out plenty more desperate owners and their naughty dogs!”

Restoring the equilibrium to your happy household has never looked so cute.

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia is based on the hit Avalon format Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly for UK broadcaster Channel 5.

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Does it mean 10 has acquired the rights to the original UK series as well?

That will be Channel 5.

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Not necessarily, 7 had the rights until recently. This is a stand alone new series for 10, just based on the same format and using the same host.

Correct, it was in the press release but was just missed being included above.

The UK version is scheduled to return on Tuesdays on Seven from 18 October 7:30 PM - series 2 episode 5.


Looks like they still do as they are airing it on Tuesday nights.

I don’t think the author researched this very well.

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Yes - the version on Seven is the UK one.


Casting notice and confirmation it’s being produced internally by 10, likely moving across crew working on TLR usually to this I would say.

Casting call for “new dog behaviour show”.

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Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia Commences Filming Down Under.

Graeme Hall Is Ready To Turn Australia’s Chaotic Canine Companions Into Delightful Dream Dogs.

Network 10’s commitment to local productions continues with filming commencing for Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland this week.

Australia is a nation of dog lovers, but what happens when our cuties turn into chaos agents?

Host Graeme Hall has a proven track record of reforming over 5,000 dogs in the UK in past decade. From staffies to schnauzers, cavoodles to chihuahuas, no pooch has proven too difficult for our Master Trainer over in Blighty.

Graeme is ready to take Australia’s dog owners to task. But will the Yorkshireman’s mantra of “any dog, any age, any problem” ring true Down Under?

Following the success of the hit UK version, Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia will see Graeme travel across the country, utilising his positive training methods that have led to him being dubbed The Dogfather.

Graeme Hall said: “I’m so excited to be here in Australia, and I can’t wait to meet all the dogs Down Under!”

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia. Coming Soon To 10 And 10 Play.

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What a catching tagline :joy:

Catching or catchy or fetching? :joy:

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First promo aired tonight during MasterChef. It confirms the show will debut on Thursday, July 13.

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Are They Bad To The Bone?

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia Starts Thursday, 13 July At 7.30pm On 10 And 10 Play.

Australia! The Dogfather is here to save the day.

He’s helped more than 5,000 people and their furry companions in the UK. Now, host Graeme Hall is turning his hand to Australia’s chaotic canines. He’s scoured the nation for the naughtiest hounds and is ready to retrain those with the most outrageous, unusual, hilarious and, sometimes, downright disturbing behaviours.

Narrated by TV Week Gold Logie 2023 nominee, Julia Morris, Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly Australia is holding Australia’s naughtiest pooches and their owners to account.

From giant Leonberger, Remi, who’s afraid of shiny floors, to cheeky Charlie, the escape artist Cavoodle, to diminutive Shitzu, Dexter, who really loves big dogs, Graeme is certain there is no problem he can’t fix.

But will Graeme’s mantra “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem” ring true Down Under? Tune in on Thursday, 13 July at 7.30pm on 10 and 10 Play to find out!

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Did we know this was narrated by Julia? Interesting choice, given her former partner in crime Dr Chris Brown narrated another dog series with the first few seasons of The Dog House.

Looks okay for an in-house production from 10, could’ve be okay Saturday night fodder. They should really lean into more of these types of cheap and cheerful series to break up the wall to wall reality as they’ve been doing.

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Premiere date is now Thursday 20 July.

Can Graeme help parents Ryan and Rachel, who are struggling with Humphrey, a German Shepherd who
barks at anything and everything?

Graeme attempts to solve the mystery behind Leonberger Remy’s fear of shiny floors and clairvoyant
Terri asks for assistance with her Bichon, Dexter, who has a rather embarrassing habit.

New promo


The Guardian Australia’s Amanda Meade wrote in her Weekly Beast column yesterday that the Pet Professional Guild Australia, with the support of several animal welfare organisations, had written to 10 expressing concerns about the methods used on the show.

A Ten Network spokesperson said: “We take animal welfare seriously at Network 10 and sought to set the bar high with our approach to dog training on Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.

“We had a behind-the-scenes animal consultant with a diploma in dog behaviour working with both the production team … we followed positive reinforcement training at all times. We liaised extensively with the RSPCA - stories were submitted prior to filming, and we appraised them of our plans for behind-the-scenes support.

“Throughout the production we went above and beyond to ensure the dogs were the beneficiaries of the process and best practice was followed at all steps.”

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Not at all surprised to see from the latest publicity highlights that 10 have worked George Mladenov (from Survivor and soon to appear on TARA) into this show for some blatant cross promotion. Yawn